Caban Coch Dam, Penbont Valley, Wales
Just in case you weren't aware, today is St. David's Day. Being a David...and being Welsh...I always remember this day. There's not a lot of Welshmen around, but there's four of us where I work. Go figure? I should mention that three of us are related, small details...We even had a little party at lunch to celebrate.
St. David is the patron saint of Wales and March 1st was chosen as the day of remembrance of his passing in about 569. LONG before me! Parades are held,festivals and lots of singing! I heard many stories from my father and uncles...ah, the good ole days! We were fortunate enough to be able to visit Wales on a birding adventure a few years ago...so, today's a good excuse to relive that trip...
This photo is of my family from about 1910. My dad is sitting on the lap of my grandmother.
Please note the smirk on granddad's face...same one I have!
Red Kites were the highlight of the trip.
We visited a centre where Red Kites were banded and fed.
Carrion Crows and Common Ravens waiting for the Red Kites to leave...
A Common Buzzard.
In the states vultures are the ones commonly known as buzzards.
We would call this bird a hawk.
Pied Wagtail...in America we would call this rare!
I would like a thatched roof home with an out of control yew covering our fence.
Uh...The Doodles has a way of finding the oddities of the world.
How many legs does a Welsh sheep have?
Happy St. David's Day to all of my Welsh friends!